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In Scotland there are just over 13,000 people who have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C and who have not yet been treated or have not accessed specialist care services. On the 28th March Hepatitis Scotland are holding a national conference in Stirling that will focus on the actions needed to encourage greater numbers of people who already have a hepatitis C diagnosis to re-engage with care services and clear the virus.
Led by the co-chairs of the casefinding and access to care expert group, Professor John Dillon and Dr Esther Aspinall, and linked to the expert group recommendations the day will explore and highlight good practice opportunities and practical implications for staff and services focussing on eliminating hepatitis C as a public health issue in Scotland.
Through both presentations and practical workshops from staff and services with practical experience, this first of two case-finding and access related conferences will focus on issues such as current epidemiology, data sharing including communication methods for contacting those with a prior diagnosis, local and peer-based awareness-raising and support, and service accessibility, including primary and secondary care treatment provision.
The conference will be held at the University of Stirling Management Centre on 28th March. This conference , and the second related conference scheduled for May 16thwhich will focus on casefinding, would be suitable for policymakers and commissioners, MCN and ADP, NHS and other statutory and third sector, including peer-led, services staff.
The cost for this whole day conference will be £40. You can book your place at the here or by emailing: email@example.com